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Ken Hollings and Simon JamesWelcome to Mars

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1947-1959

Ken Hollings presents a live twelve-part series of unscripted reflections on the fantasy of science in the early years of the American Century

With electronic sound production by Simon James

Between 1947 and 1959, the future was written about, discussed and analysed with such confidence that it became a tangible presence. This is a story of weird science, strange events and even stranger beliefs, set in an age when the possibilities for human development seemed almost limitless.


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Programme 5: 1952: Red Planet 21.4 MB
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Programme 1: 1947: Rebuilding Lemuria 20.6 MB
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Programme 10: 1957: Contact with Space 20.9 MB
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Programme 11: 1958: Battle for the Mind 20.7 MB
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Programme 12: 1959: Teenagers from Outer Space 21.2 MB
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Programme 2: 1948-49: Flying Saucers over America 21.6 MB
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Programme 3: 1950: Cheapness and Splendour 23.6 MB
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Programme 4: 1951: Absolute Elsewhere 20.1 MB
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Programme 6: 1953: Other Tongues, Other Flesh 20.7 MB
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Programme 7: 1954: Meet The Monsters 21.8 MB
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Programme 8: 1955: Popular Mechanics 20.3 MB
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Programme 9: 1956: Greetings my friends! 20.1 MB
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Reviewer: BoloResartus - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 21, 2010
Subject: science runs amok with a big budget
Having lived through most of the things covered
here and being a fan of the movies he uses to
link the real world behavioral oddities to their
sinister and sometimes comic origins,I enjoyed
this immensely.

There's a thread that connects to the bizarre of
our now as well, since the direction of those days
is still steering world policy.

Try it you'll like it.

Reviewer: lunarvol - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 16, 2010
Subject: Outside The Soap-Box Audio
An absorbing, anti-boredom, often Sci-Fi film-related -- as a point of Departure and, too, a syndrome Snatcher -- find, right out of the ..."supra-blue gravitational fields" of William S. Burroughs! I was mind-controlled; I think; I could not turn-off-it. The programs proceed as if the ultra-well-done original "Coast-to-Coast with Art Bell" all night A.M. benchmark radio were being run through a specialized, fully functional, David Frost + Slavoj Žižek filter. Oh, if only T. Cruise & Co. would/could hear it... hmm, maybe Gort or (the actually extra intelligence-powered) Bruce Fink could interpose there...too. (pls see: his Jacques Lacan, Écrits, translation [W.W. Norton] and its preliminary, Lacan to the Letter [University of Minnesota Press])... also: www.zizekstudies.org /|/ www.esperancesp.com /|/ -- but, main point: I strongly recommend your turning-on this outside the soap-box audio.

Reviewer: Mike Benedetti - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 12, 2010
Subject: Just a masterpiece
One of my favorite audio things. A great exploration of weirdness in mid-20th century American science and culture.